Wrestle a Rugger at the Midnight Shift on Friday night was a huge success, with around 300 people packing Midnight Shift to enjoy some ferocious bouts and brilliant shows from Dolly Diamond and Rose Garden.

Members of the Sydney Convicts and Melbourne Chargers rugby clubs battled it out in a pool of jelly through the night, with the Convicts emerging victorious after several bouts.

“It was great to have our Melbourne buddies up for Mardi Gras and we enjoyed the jelly infused frivolity on Friday night and an amazing Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday – the Convicts and Chargers combined forces in our largest rugby parade contingent ever with more than 100 marchers,” said Convicts president David Whittaker.

Melbourne Chargers President Sam Minter was gracious in defeat.

“We put up a good fight in the wrestling but once again were outdone by sheer size. We are looking forward to a re-match on home turf in the near future,” he said.

“The Parade was an awesome experience and we would like to thank the Sydney community and the Convicts for showing us such a good time.”

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